The UNESCO Sobrarbe-Pirineos Geopark invites families to visit archaeological and paleontological sites

The June 18 visit the Cave Bear and the site of Coro Trasito in Tella.

Boltaña, June 8, 2016 The UNESCO World Geopark Sobrarbe Pyrenees has organized a dayaimed at adults and families with children over three years to visit two very significantarchaeological sites in Tella.

This action is part of the program “Study and Dissemination of Pastoralism in Pyrenees MontePerdido II”, financed 75% by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of the Governmentof Spain, and is designed to bring citizens to our heritage geological and archaeological andtechniques and methodology used by the research teams and to spread the importance ofculture agropastoral in Sobrarbe since prehistoric times.

The proposal consists of a day in which we will visit the Bear Museum, Cave Bear and the Caveof Coro Trasito in Tella.

The Bear Museum is an interpretive space on the Cave Bear that lived to discover how thisspecies disappeared thousands years ago and how they have been excavated and found theirremains at the site dated back 30,000 to 32,000 years ago.

We will also visit inside the Cave Bear. Throughout the visit attendees will discover curiousformations of stalactites and stalagmites from endokarstic model, with many shapes andcolors, highlighted with adequate lighting. In addition, the visitor will know the data on themore than 6,000 skeletal remains belonging to 45 cave bears, which have been found invarious excavations carried out so far.

The visit to Coro Trásito Cave will allow participants to see how the team of archaeologists ledby Ignacio Clemente, Javier Rey and Ermengol Gassiot works. Therefore, they will know the siteand the work being done on it by the hand of one of its directors. This activity provides theunique opportunity to see a team of archaeologists conducting field work and to exchangeimpressions with them. The work done so far in this field allow us to attribute the use of thiscave as a place of housing maintained cattle and habitat of the first shepherds of this area ofCentral Pyrenees. The last moment of occupation that has been documented is the time of theLate Bronze Age. This level is based and cut directly to the last moment of the AntiqueNeolithic Age.

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